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When going to a garage sale/flea market, what do you hope to find?

Asked by Daisygirl (377points) May 23rd, 2010

I usually hope to find a great deal on some video games. Just curious what everyone else would consider a “great find” at these places.

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AmWiser's avatar

I’m hoping to find that one treasure that sold for 2.00 and after taking it to the antiques road show, I find out its worth $80,000. I love auctions, flea markets and garage sales. Actually, if I look through all the stuff I’ve bought over the last few years, I probably already have that treasure:-)

Vunessuh's avatar

Polar bear and pig stuff, whether it be stuffed animals, mugs, ceramic statues, etc. Lulz. Seriously.

jaytkay's avatar

Bikes. If you bought a real nice bike in the 1970s or 1980s, and your heirs are selling it in a garage sale today…

buckyboy28's avatar

I like finding old advertising tsotchkes. The kind that companies would give out to people to get them to buy their products. For example….

shego's avatar

I love finding crystal, and china. I also love finding costume jewelery.

blueknight73's avatar

old fishing stuff

MagicalMystery's avatar

what i look for and often find is wooden stuff like old wooden jewelry boxes that i can sand down and decoupage. what i would like to find but usually don’t find at a garage sale is nice (quality) old salt and pepper shakers or ceramic tableware.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

Anything selling for the money I have in my pocket, that’s worth a lot of money (preferably something my mom wouldn’t think stupid so she’d let me get it). Cute clothes and shoes.

deni's avatar

some bad ass tshirts from the 70s or 80s that are paper thin and super comfortable.

downtide's avatar

I head straight for the books.

Cat4thCB's avatar


i collect teapots. i collect teapots because it is fun to say, “teapots”. so i collect teapots so i can display my teapots so i can point to my teapots and say to my guests, “i collect teapots. would you like to see my teapots? see, these are my teapots. that’s a teapot and this is a teapot and this is a teapot, too. those are my teapots. now, lets have some coffee.”


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